more and more people for whom religion is less important and as such
a religious service may feel inappropriate. In such cases we are able
to arrange for an officiant from the British Humanist Association, or
if preferred a member of the family or a friend may wish to conduct
care deeply about moral issues, but from a non-religious point. They
believe in the good that is in human beings, and the right of the individual
to free choice. Humanist officiants come from a variety of backgrounds
and share an ability to empathise with the experience of the bereavement.
They are men and women familiar with the procedures of cremation and
burial. Together with you they can plan a personal and dignified funeral
ceremony, and conduct it for you on the day if that is your wish.
have arranged to have a non-religious humanist ceremony, your officiant
will wish to speak with you and possibly others closely affected by
the death. It is helpful for the officiant to get to know as much as
possible about the person who has died; for each ceremony is different
and highly individual, even if the form of it may seem quite simple.
the family or friends can, if they wish, participate with a reading
or poem, or with their own tribute.
If you require
further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.